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BJP excesses: Can the opposition unite? 20.8.2017 thehansindia3920
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Govt working to increase green cover in Drass 20.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, August 19 The state government is planning to initiate a massive plantation drive in remote Drass sub-district, the main theatre of the 1999 Kargil war, an official spokesman said. Minister of Forest Choudhary Lal Singh has asked officers in the sub-district to ensure requisite steps were taken to increase the green cover in the region, the spokesman said. The minister, who inspected the forest plantation farm at Matayan in Drass on Friday, was informed about the various initiatives taken by the department during the past one year. Lal Singh said the present dispensation was committed to increase the green cover in the region for which massive plantation drives would soon be started. He directed the officials to put in concerted efforts and mobilise the available resources for taking up plantation drive in the region and also asked them to initiate an early plantation drive in degraded forest areas. Drass is one of the remote parts of the Kashmir division and is located in ...
Urban farming new mantra 19.8.2017 thehansindia3900
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After positive response from residents PMRDA to go ahead with Mahalunge township first 19.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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GCG doing its bit to increase green cover 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 17 The green lungs of the city are shrinking and pollution level is increasing. However, the Government College for Girls (GCG) is doing its bit to keep the greenery intact and help in increasing the green cover. College Principal Mohinder Kaur is technically and emotionally attached to the environment because she herself had been a botany professor and is now putting every effort to make the college ‘go green’. The college has been organising Vanmahotsva annually. Today, as many as 150 samplings were planted on the college premises. MP Ravneet Bittu and MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu were present on the occasion and planted saplings on the campus. The college has also formed two environment related groups named as Swachh College Society, which has 50 students as its members, and Environment Society, which has 100 students as its members. The students take care of these plants and also encourage other students on the campus to plant trees. “We encourage the students to ...
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I-Day speech: Prez praises note ban, GST 15.8.2017 thehansindia3901
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Chandrapur’s sewage scheme functional 15.8.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Scripting India's Urban Affairs 14.8.2017 DNA: India
Urban development has been one of the key areas for the Narendra Modi-led government, since it came to power three years ago. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), now known as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has launched a number of flagship programmes such as the Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban, the Smart Cities Mission and the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). The programmes aim to make India's cities defecation-free by providing individual and community toilets, develop smart cities with digital solutions, and develop 12 selected cities as heritage cities to promote tourism. High expectations Venkaiah Naidu, who led the ministry before being appointed as India's Vice President, had recently stated that never have people's expectations been so high. Flyovers, drainage, metros, clean water supply and continuous electricity, and IT solutions such as free Wi-Fi are the demands of all Indians, but urban Indians in particular. "Cities cannot be built overnight and ...
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Affordable housing, inclusive growth need of the hour: Narendra Singh Tomar 14.8.2017 DNA: Money
In an interview with Amrita Nayak Dutta, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar talks about meeting rural and urban India's infrastructure needs What are the biggest challenges of urbanisation? Rapid urbanisation is the biggest challenge. Urban population is expected to increase from 377 million in 2011 to about 600 million by 2030. We need both quantitative and qualitative improvements to meet this demographic's needs. This includes affordable housing, inclusive and sustainable urban development, and augmenting planning and execution capacities of urban local bodies. Various missions launched by central, state and city governments are addressing these issues. What is the priority for the next two years with respect to recasting the urban landscape? The single most important priority is implementation. We have launched new urban missions such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) ...
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New land policy for infra projects soon 14.8.2017 orissapost3961
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Patna riverfront project delayed 13.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Satellite town project: Team visits KGF 9.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
A team of officials led by Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) Managing Director A.B. Ibrahim visited Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) following State government's prop...
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We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities 8.8.2017 Business Standard: News Now
UN's peak climate body showed that cities are crucial to preventing drastic climate change
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Rising number of slums make a sham of urban dwelling 8.8.2017 thehansindia3920
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Bihar to increase green cover to 15 per cent by 2017: Nitish Kumar 7.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Soon, cigarette butts may be reused to build roads 7.8.2017 BusinessLine - Science
Scientists have discovered a novel use for discarded cigarette butts in building roads, an advance that could reduce heat in urban areas as well as tackle the problem of waste accumulation. Trillio...
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Cigarette butts may be reused to build roads 7.8.2017 The Tribune
Melbourne Scientists have discovered a novel use for discarded cigarette butts in building roads, an advance that could reduce heat in urban areas as well as tackle the problem of waste accumulation. Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with most discarded into the environment. They take ages to break down while their toxic chemical load is released into creeks, rivers and the ocean. Researchers from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in Australia have demonstrated that asphalt mixed with cigarette butts can handle heavy traffic and also reduce thermal conductivity. The team encapsulated cigarette butts with bitumen and paraffin wax to lock in the chemicals and prevent any leaching from the asphalt concrete. The encapsulated cigarettes butts were then mixed with hot asphalt mix for making samples. "These encapsulated cigarette butts developed will be a new construction material which can be used in different applications and lightweight composite ...
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Cigarette butts may be reused to build roads: study 7.8.2017 DNA: Health
Scientists have discovered a novel use for discarded cigarette butts in building roads, an advance that could reduce heat in urban areas as well as tackle the problem of waste accumulation.
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Height of Swachh Bharat hype! Can’t beat Jammu 5.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 4 At a time when resentment against BJP leaders is growing among people for their failure to improve urban infrastructure and sanitation under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, people are surprised as local markets are flooded with kites with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoting the SBA. These messages on kites are not sponsored by the government. Private kite makers who are traditionally associated with the trade and some party workers are actively promoting these among the people. However, shoppers are raising questions as to why BJP MLAs and ministers, who are a part of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir and control civic bodies, have failed to deliver. “The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a complete failure in the city. These kites spreading the message will not change the situation on the ground,” said Rakesh Gupta, a resident of Kachi Chawni. The ritual of kite flying during Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtami is a tradition followed by people. It is ...
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Back to the basics 4.8.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Imavathi Ganesan follows a peculiar organic lifestyle
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